Famous tax evaders

Famous tax evaders

Famous Tax Evaders, It's that time of year again: the dreaded Tax Day. For most people, it means late-night tax sessions and frantic trips to the post office. But for the following famous folks, tax time brought huge bills and – for a few of them – serious jail time.

Anthony Mason
When: 2011

The retired NBA All-Star played for several clubs during his 13-year career, but it was his time with this team that landed him on Wisconsin's Top 100 Delinquent Taxpayers list. +Wisconsin's Top 100 Delinquent Taxpayers, anthony mason $2.07 million taxes, anthony mason $16 million playing for the Bucks,

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
When: 2011

The world-champion boxer and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant apparently wasn't worried about his tax bill when cameras caught him pulling this stunt in an Atlanta nightclub. floyd mayweather burns $100 bill, floyd mayweather owes $3.4 million, floyd mayweather estimated net worth $90 million,

Pamela Anderson
When: 2010

The former "Baywatch" star – who reportedly used to spend thousands daily on her appearance – landed on her home state's list of delinquent taxpayers. pamela anderson $9,000 makeup, Pamela Anderson $493k, pamela anderson net worth $5 million,

Jim Thorpe
When: 2010

The pro golfer spent nearly a year in jail for failing to pay his income taxes. montgomery federal prison camp, jim thorpe champions tour, jim thorpe more than $2 million taxes, jim thorpe career earnings + $13 million,

Annie Leibovitz
When: 2009

Tax problems after the death of her longtime partner reportedly led the world-famous photographer to put up the copyrights to her entire collection as loan collateral. Annie Leibovitz $2.1 million taxes, annie leibovitz finds new partner for art capital $24 million loan, annie leibovitz photography prices + up to $50,000,

Nicolas Cage
When: 2009

The Academy Award winner – who's been known to make outlandish purchases – agreed to pay the IRS millions in back taxes. nicolas cage $14 million, nicolas cage net worth 2011 + $18 million, nicolas cage $276,000 skull,
Allen Stanford
When: 2009

The Texas financier claimed ties to a prestigious college, founded an international cricket tournament and was even knighted before his fraud conviction. Allen Stanford $226 million, Allen Stanford former net worth $2.2 billion,

O.J. Simpson
When: 2007

The former pro football player and actor – who was acquitted of murder in 1995 – found himself in hot water with the state of California. oj simpson $1.44 million taxes, oj simpson lovelock correctional center,

Marc Anthony
When: 2007

The Latin singer – who reportedly spent big bucks on his pop-singer ex-wife – saw two associates plead guilty to tax felonies. marc anthony $2.6 million earrings, marc anthony $2.5 million taxes, marc anthony net worth $40 million, jennifer lopez net worth $250 million,

Wesley Snipes
When: 2006

The "Blade" star and martial artist is currently serving prison time for failing to file federal income taxes. wesley snipes + more than $15 million, wesley snipes net worth + $1 million,

Dennis Kozlowski
When: 2006

The former CEO of Tyco International reportedly spent thousands on bathroom decor and millions on his wife's birthday party before he was convicted on grand larceny and conspiracy charges. dennis kozlowski $6,000 shower curtain, dennis kozlowski wife's $2 million birthday party, dennis kozlowski work release, dennis kozlowski + $21.2 million, dennis kozlowski former net worth + $600 million,

Richard Hatch
When: 2006

The original "Survivor" winner has served two jail sentences and a stint on "Celebrity Apprentice" since his 2000 victory, richard hatch owes $2 million, richard hatch survivor won $1 million on Survivor,

Heidi Fleiss
When: 1997

The troubled "Hollywood Madam" received a long prison sentence for unpaid taxes and went on to appear on "Celebrity Rehab." heidi fleiss ordered to pay undisclosed amount in taxes, heidi fleiss net worth + $5 million,

Julio Cesar Chavez
When: 1996

The retired professional boxer was charged with tax fraud in his home country but went on to open a themed restaurant and train his boxing sons. julio cesar chavez $12.7 million,

Darryl Strawberry
When: 1995

The Major League Baseball All-Star battled drug problems and multiple arrests and cancer, but went on to raise money for his charity on a 2010 reality show. darryl strawberry $430,000, darryl strawberry career earnings + $30 million,

Pete Rose
When: 1990

The former Cincinnati Red – who was placed on Major League Baseball's ineligible list in 1989 – served jail time for filing false tax returns and faced tax problems again in 2004. pete rose nearly $1 million in back taxes, pete rose 1979 $3.2 million contract with Philadelphia,

Willie Nelson
When: 1990

The "Red-Headed Stranger" had several assets seized by the IRS, including a decked-out golf cart and his Texas ranch. willie nelson $32 million taxes, willie nelson net worth + $15 million,

Leona Helmsley
When: 1989

The late "Queen of Mean" – known for her extravagant lifestyle and unusual heir– was convicted of tax evasion. Her infamous quote revealed during the trial probably didn't help her case. Leona Helmsley $1.2 million, Leona Helmsley net worth $2.5 billion,

Sophia Loren
When: 1980

The Italian bombshell returned to her home country to serve jail time for failing to file a tax return in 1964. sophia loren $200,000 taxes 1980, sophia loren $1 million for Fall of the Roman Empire,

Al Capone
When: 1931

The notorious Chicago gangster managed to avoid charges on more serious allegations but eventually served time for tax evasion. al capone + $215,000 back taxes,
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